Diuretics and Decongestion

Kevin Douglas O'Brein, MD, FAHA, an expert in congestive heart failure, cardiac transplantation and lipid disorders, describes why patients with heart failure can have large differences in central venous pressure (CVP) and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), demonstrates a practical method for assessing jugular venous pressure (JVP) by physical exam, and explains an algorithm for IV diurectic escalation in patients.